Thursday, 24 January 2013

MAC Russian Red Lipstick

Last week I popped into my local department store and as usual, I went straight to the beauty hall. I had a £50 gift card left unspent from Christmas so I thought 'why not buy something I want instead of something I need' (I use the term 'need' very  loosely). As I scanned row after row of different eye shadows, I decided that a lipstick was the object of my desire and my eyes settled upon Russian Red instantly. 

I have MAC's Viva Glam Cyndi which is a much more sheer, glossy red and while it packs a punch - it is nothing compared to  Russian Red. It is a perfect true red with a blue undertone which is a must for me when buying red lipstick. The blue undertone doesn't make your teeth have that horrible dirty tint which the yellow based reds do. It has good staying power too, the intense colour lasts on me for a good 3+ hours and almost stains the lips once it starts to wear off so the fading isn't as obvious. 
The only negative side to this product is that as it is a matte formula, it can feel a little dry after you've had the lipstick on for a while. I just make sure I apply a balm before I put the lipstick on and this usually helps to alleviate the dryness.

                                                     Do you have a go-to red lipstick?




  1. So pretty! Looks really lovely on you! My go-to red at the moment is definitely my MAC Lady Danger.

    Sammy xx

  2. You are so pretty!!! I love this lipsticks, its definitely one of my favorite reds! :) ♥

  3. This is stunning on you but I understand your feelings toward the formula!

  4. Love your blog, I'm following now :) Feel free to check out mine!

    Laura x
    Bunny Munroe

  5. This shade look gorgeous on you! Definitely a red a need to try! :)
    Chloe xx

  6. russian red is my fav ever red! love it altho i kno what u mean about the matte formulation xx

  7. Rofique Hussain9 April 2013 at 05:37

    Mac-Russian Red is my favorite red lippie^^ it makes me feel confident and really brightens up my face:-)

  8. You are honestly the most stunning person I have ever seen!!
    Love the lippy too, you have great lips for red!

    Sarah x


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